The project, with a duration of 36 months, aims at support VET among members of cooperatives and executives of production companies as well as among farmers and producers working on the conversion of conventional oil production forms in to production of olive oil through organic farming.
Olive oil represents a big part of the exporting activities of the Mediterranean Countries in the agricultural sector. However, there is a growing trend in the international market towards the organic products and there is a growing need that the production is able to match this need.
Skills needed to these new requirements, will be improved through training of members of agricultural cooperatives and executives of production companies, who in turn will train farmers in the fields of management of organic fertilization of olive grove and the production of organic olive oil.
The accomplishment of the project’s results will contribute to the improvement of the organic olive oil production in the participating countries and the enhancement of farmers’ income due to the higher sales prices than conventional olive oil. This will also lead to the local and regional development of the oil producing regions.
Coordinator – Izmir ABIGEM Consulting and Training Ltd (TURKEY)
Partner – MAKRO Management Development and Consulting Ltd (TURKEY)
Partner – ACTION SYNERGY SA (GREECE)
Partner – ENIAIOS AGROTIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS KEFALLHNIAS & ITHAKHS (GREECE)
Partner – SVI.MED CENTRO EUROMEDITERRANEO PER LO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE (ITALY)
Partner – G.G. EUROSUCCESS CONSULTING LTD (CYPRUS)
To train members of Agricultural cooperatives and executives of production companies, that in turn will train farmers in specific fields related to organic olive farming.
Main expected results
to enable members and managers of agricultural cooperatives and companies to guide farmers in the production and certification of organic olive oil;
to improve the olive oil production in the participating countries;
To enhance farmers’ income as the selling price of organic olive oil is much higher than the price of conventional olive oil;
To raise the local and regional development of the oil producing regions.